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24.03.2008 General News

Ghanaians celebrate Easter Sunday

By GBC News

Christians in Ghana are on Sunday celebrating Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is the most important Christian festival, and the one celebrated with great joy. Christians, who only on Good Friday wore black and mourning clothes to commemorate the betrayal, crucifixion and death of Jesus, are jubilant because He has risen from the dead. Many Christians are in white apparel or other bright colours to celebrate Jesus Christ's victory over death through sermons, singing and dancing.

Jesus Christ was executed by crucifixion on Friday; His body was taken down from the cross and put in a tomb, according to the Scriptures. An enormous rock was used to seal the entrance and guards were posted there to ensure that no one tampered with the body. On the following Sunday, some women visited the tomb and found that the rock had been moved from the entrance and the body was not in the tomb.

Jesus himself was seen that same day and afterwards by many people. His encounters with his followers after the resurrection embolden them to preach the Gospel.

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